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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
  FORM 8-K
  
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
May 24, 2018

EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
 
000-24939
 
95-4703316
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
135 N Los Robles Ave., 7th Floor, Pasadena, California 91101
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
 
(626) 768-6000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
 
o
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company o
 
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Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
    
On May 24, 2018, East West Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The following are the voting results of each matter submitted to the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting. The proposals below are described in detail in the Company’s 2018 Proxy Statement. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders (1) elected all eight of the directors nominated by the Board of Directors; (2) approved the advisory vote on executive compensation; and (3) ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2018.
 
1.
Stockholders elected the eight director nominees named in the 2018 Proxy Statement.
 
 
Votes Cast For
 
Withheld
 
Votes Abstained
 
Broker Non-Votes
Molly Campbell
 
123,303,617
 
142,667
 
N/A
 
11,517,208
Iris S. Chan
 
123,326,999
 
119,285
 
N/A
 
11,517,208
Rudolph I. Estrada
 
121,921,070
 
1,525,214
 
N/A
 
11,517,208
Paul H. Irving
 
123,256,079
 
190,205
 
N/A
 
11,517,208
Herman Y. Li
 
121,044,238
 
2,402,046
 
N/A
 
11,517,208
Jack C. Liu
 
121,643,622
 
1,802,662
 
N/A
 
11,517,208
Dominic Ng
 
120,946,215
 
2,500,069
 
N/A
 
11,517,208
Lester M. Sussman
 
123,305,066
 
141,218
 
N/A
 
11,517,208
 
2.
In a non-binding advisory vote regarding executive compensation as disclosed in the 2018 Proxy Statement, the votes were as follows:
Votes Cast For
 
Votes Against
 
Votes Abstained
 
Broker Non-Votes
121,877,733
 
1,384,519
 
184,032
 
11,517,208

3.
Stockholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018:
Votes Cast For
 
Votes Against
 
Votes Abstained
 
Broker Non-Votes
134,109,318
 
812,126
 
42,048
 

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SIGNATURE
 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


 
EAST WEST BANCORP, INC.
 
 
 
 
Date: May 25, 2018
By:  /s/ Douglas P. Krause
 
Douglas P. Krause, Esq.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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